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Industry News

Sports Card, Entertainment Trading Card and Memorabilia Industry News Stories and Press Releases.

Law of Cards: Recent Filings Give Insight into Upcoming William Boehm Trial

Law of Cards: Recent Filings Give Insight into Upcoming William Boehm Trial

With the trial of William Boehm on the horizon, attorney Paul Lesko looks at what recent court filings could mean for both the defendant and the prosecution. Boehm is accused of committing fraud with Mastro Auctions.

Law of Cards: Schedule Released for Beckett v. The Card Collector

Law of Cards: Schedule Released for Beckett v. The Card Collector

The trial is going forward. Attorney Paul Lesko looks at the release of the trial schedule in the lawsuit between Beckett and The Card Collector and what it means for the case.

5 Takeaways from the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention

5 Takeaways from the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention

With the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in the books, here are the biggest highlights and observations from a first-time attendee.

Comprehensive 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention Guide

Comprehensive 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention Guide

Get a detailed look at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention guide. Includes autograph signers, schedule, promo card details and much more.

Law of Cards: Beckett Answers COMC’s Counterclaims

Law of Cards: Beckett Answers COMC’s Counterclaims

Beckett has responded to counterclaims raised by COMC in an on-going lawsuit over pricing data. Attorney Paul Lesko breaks down the response and shares whether he thinks it helps or hurts Beckett’s case.

Law of Cards: Topps And Gertridge Try Knocking Out Their KNOCKOUT Dispute

Law of Cards: Topps And Gertridge Try Knocking Out Their KNOCKOUT Dispute

The end is finally near for the Topps vs. Heath Mark Gertridge dispute about the Knockout name. Attorney Paul Lesko has the details and legal analysis.

Law of Cards: The Card Collector Fights Back Against Beckett's Copyright Claims

Law of Cards: The Card Collector Fights Back Against Beckett’s Copyright Claims

The makers of The Card Collector are fighting a lawsuit brought against them by Beckett, who alleged the software maker stole Beckett’s pricing data. Attorney Paul Lesko has the details.

Law of Cards: Four Takeaways from the Washington Redskins Trademark Decision

Law of Cards: Four Takeaways from the Washington Redskins Trademark Decision

With the Washington Redskins having their trademark revoked, does it mean open season on unlicensed cards and collectibles? Absolutely not. Attorney Paul Lesko looks at the reasons why.

Law of Cards: Owner of KNOCKOUTS AND TAPOUTS Trademark Looks to Tapout

Law of Cards: Owner of KNOCKOUTS AND TAPOUTS Trademark Looks to Tapout

A trademark dispute between Topps and another company over the term “Knockout” could be inching closer to an amicable resolution. Attorney Paul Lesko details why.

Law of Cards: WOTC Alleges Cryptozoic's Hex is Knockoff of Magic the Gathering

Law of Cards: WOTC Alleges Cryptozoic’s Hex is Knockoff of Magic the Gathering

Wizards, Magic and Hex — they’re all at the center of a new hobby lawsuit in which WOTC alleges that Cryptozoic’s Hex infringes on their Magic the Gathering game. Attorney Paul Lesko has the info, analysis and court documents.

Law of Cards: 2 Years Later and Trilegiant/Beckett Media Case Can Begin

Law of Cards: 2 Years Later and Trilegiant/Beckett Media Case Can Begin

A lawsuit involving Beckett Media two years in the making is finally ready to start. Beckett is one defendant in the case that also involves a company named Trilegiant that allegedly charged unauthorized membership fees. Attorney Paul Lesko breaks the case down and offers his analysis.

Law of Cards: Topps HUDDLE Runs into Tesco's HUDL Mark

Law of Cards: Topps HUDDLE Runs into Tesco’s HUDL Mark

Topps’ battle for a trademark on Huddle, the name of their football app, continues. It now faces possible opposition from British retailer Tesco. Attorney Paul Lesko has the details.

Law of Cards: Topps Aims to Knockout KNOCKOUTS AND TAPOUTS Trademark

Law of Cards: Topps Aims to Knockout KNOCKOUTS AND TAPOUTS Trademark

Attorney Paul Lesko looks at why Topps is trying to get a trademark for “Knockouts and Tapouts” nixed and how it fits into their UFC plans.

Law of Cards: Upper Deck Wins MASKS Trademark Battle

Law of Cards: Upper Deck Wins MASKS Trademark Battle

Facing opposition from Upper Deck, Panini has dropped their trademark application for Masks. Attorney Paul Lesko has the details and what it means for the hobby.

Law of Cards: Beckett Sues Two More for Scraping Data

Law of Cards: Beckett Sues Two More for Scraping Data

Beckett has filed two more lawsuits against websites for allegedly scraping price guide and checklist data. Attorney Paul Lesko has the details and legal analysis.

Law of Cards: Panini's PREFERRED, CLASSICS Marks Rejected by Trademark Office

Law of Cards: Panini’s PREFERRED, CLASSICS Marks Rejected by Trademark Office

Panini’s trademark applications for Preferred and Classics have been rejected. Find out why this might be and what it means for the hobby.

Law of Cards: Upper Deck v. Executive Trading Update

Law of Cards: Upper Deck v. Executive Trading Update

The battle over political trading cards between Upper Deck and Executive continues with both sides filing important court documents.

Law of Cards: COMC Countersues Beckett

Law of Cards: COMC Countersues Beckett

COMC has responded to Beckett’s lawsuit against them with a suit of their own. COMC is alleging a breach of contract for Beckett terminating a licensing agreement between the two.